Among those targeting older people, for example, Lumen is a new app for those 50-plus, professing “verified photos” and “quality conversations” and is free on Android and IOS.
Meanwhile, Silver Singles says it is about people looking for a “serious relationship.”Prefer a service that welcomes daters of all ages?
Nearly half, or 45% of singles over 50, say they are open to a “friends with benefits” situation, with 27% saying one-night stands are okay.
Coffee Meets Bagel is out “to rewrite the narrative of online dating” and says it has made 50 million matches and “thousands of lasting relationships globally.”Elite Singles says 82% of its members are college graduates and every eight minutes “a new couple finds love” on its site.
Match is possibly the grandma of all dating sites launched in 1995 with members in 24 countries swapping profiles in 15 languages.
But paying someone to help you find the right person can be expensive.
Gandhi’s Smart Dating Academy, for example, offers free downloads of “The 4 Commandments of Online Dating Success” that includes advice on photos, profiles, emails and first dates, and affordable $35 webinars. Gandi’s three levels of dating coaching packages for three months run from the bronze level at $6,500, the silver level at $10,000 to the gold package at $15,000. According to the website, services include lessons on how to flirt, salvage bad dates, set up good dating karma, and set up a Marriage Map, along with more dating survival tips.
See if the questions or the sample profiles on the site align with your dating goals.
“It’s Still On: Dating After 50,” a 2017 survey from the online dating site Our Time, (which recently merged with Senior People Meet), reports that 72% of over-50 singles say they are open to finding love in the future.
The League, an app that launched in 2015, promises vetting of members and has annual membership dues in pricing tiers from guest to member to owner, varying in the number of profiles delivered daily.
Zoosk has free sign-up and search, while OK Cupid promises “meaningful connections” through algorithms.
No matter which services you choose to try, you’re likely to find dating at this age to be a difference experience, marked by different expectations, than dating when you were younger.